Cloud Computing

Platform industry news: Oracle Corp

Oracle opens data centre to provide cloud services across Africa

Oracle opened a data centre in South Africa to provide local cloud services across Africa for the first time, joining the likes of Microsoft and Amazon in setting up facilities in ...

Platform News: Cloud Computing giant AWS Amazon

Amazon cloud unit recovers from brief outage affecting third-party services

Amazon.com Inc has said it had recovered from a brief outage at its Amazon Web Services cloud unit that affected internet connectivity in two regions on the US West Coast.

Amazon AWS

Outage shows how Amazon’s complex cloud makes backup plans difficult

Major companies using Amazon.com’s data services got a painful lesson this week about how the complexity and market dominance of the company’s cloud unit make it diffic...

vmware - software

Software company VMware forecast profits above expectations

VMware Inc on Tuesday forecast fiscal fourth quarter adjusted profits above expectations and the global demand for cloud computing pushed up sales.

Google Cloud

Google to invest $1 billion in CME Group, agrees cloud computing deal

Google has invested $1 billion in CME Group and has struck a separate deal to move the futures exchange operator’s trading systems to the cloud, the companies have said.

Platform News: Software titan Microsoft building

Microsoft rolls out new tech to connect its cloud to rivals

Microsoft Corp has announced a new round of technologies aimed at making its cloud computing services work in data centers it does not own – including the cloud data centers ...

Platform News: Software titan Microsoft building

Microsoft nearly overtakes Apple as most valuable company

A surge in Microsoft Corp’s shares nearly unseated Apple Inc as the world’s most valuable company yesterday, a day before the iPhone maker reports its quarterly results...

Platform News: Big Tech

Study: EU tech rules should curb cloud computing providers

Draft EU rules to curb the power of Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook should also tackle cloud computing services providers over potential anti-competitive practices, a study said...

Platform news: Artificial intelligence AI

AI can see through you: CEOs’ language under machine microscope

Chief Executives and others in senior management are increasingly coming under the microscope as some investors use artificial intelligence to learn and analyse their language patt...

OVHcloud

Computing firm OVHcloud IPO set to go ahead at low end of price range

French cloud computing services provider OVHcloud’s IPO is set to move ahead at a price of 18.5 euros per share, at the low end of the range, one of the banks in charge of th...

Platform Economy: Starting a simple business with Shopify e-commerce

Shopify enlists Microsoft, Oracle for business tools on app

Canadian e-commerce platform Shopify is teaming up with top cloud companies including Microsoft Corp and Oracle Corp to help merchants streamline their business operations.

Platform News: Google

Google Cloud unveils carbon footprint tracker, satellite imagery suite

Google will tell its cloud customers the carbon emissions of their cloud usage and open satellite imagery to them for the first time for environmental analysis, as part of a push t...

Thales

Thales partners with Google on secure cloud services

Defence company Thales and Google are partnering to offer state-vetted cloud computing services for the storage of some of France’s most sensitive data, the companies have sa...

Platform News: Software titan Microsoft building

Former AWS veteran Charlie Bell to head cybersecurity ops at Microsoft

Former Amazon.com Inc cloud executive Charlie Bell said he has joined Microsoft Corp to lead a newly formed role overseeing cybersecurity operations.

Microsoft Corp

Microsoft warns Azure customers of flaw that could have permitted hackers access to data

Microsoft has warned some of its Azure cloud computing customers that a flaw discovered by security researchers could have allowed hackers access to their data.

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